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Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences Archives

Vanderbilt nanodrug may be a paradigm shift for cancer

Feb. 7, 2024—A multidisciplinary research team at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center has discovered a new way to kill a tumor by disrupting its acidic “microenvironment” without harming normal tissue.

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Nonaddictive pain relief system nears clinical trials

Dec. 20, 2023—Researchers in the Vanderbilt are nearing completion of an ingenious undertaking that may be a highpoint of their careers — a non-addictive alternative for relieving chronic pain.

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Save the Date: Radiology’s Climate Action and Sustainability Summit Dec. 7

Dec. 1, 2023—The inaugural hybrid event will highlight decarbonization, climate-health research initiatives, and industry collaborations. Listen to speakers with various expertise from VUMC, WM, and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

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Radiology research proves environmentally sustainable cost savings for MRIs and CT scans

Nov. 29, 2023—A collaboration between Royal Philips and Vanderbilt University Medical Center proves that sustainable initiatives in health care can be both environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

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Department of Radiology to host third annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week

Oct. 18, 2023—The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt is set to host its third annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Week Oct. 23-27

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VUMC scientists record powerful signal in the brain’s white matter

Oct. 16, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers report that when people who are having their brains scanned by fMRI perform a task, like wiggling their fingers, certain signals increase in white matter throughout the brain, which has long been thought to play a lesser role the more the brain's more energetic gray matter.

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VUMC named a Comprehensive Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Center of Excellence

Aug. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been designated a Comprehensive Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Center of Excellence by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. It is the only such center in Tennessee.

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Radiology and Radiological Sciences chair Reed Omary to step down

Jun. 20, 2023—Reed Omary, MD, MS, Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass Professor and chair of Radiology & Radiological Sciences, is stepping down from his role as the department’s leader.

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An image of cancer treatment response

Jun. 8, 2023—An MRI method developed by Vanderbilt researchers uses imaging data to derive cell size and could be added to clinical practice for better monitoring of breast cancer treatment response.

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Improved imaging for kidney disease

May. 8, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers identified optimal MRI parameters for estimating the severity of polycystic kidney disease, a common inherited disorder that can lead to end-stage renal failure.

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Apply now! Radiology launches VUMC-wide climate pilot grant initiative

Apr. 13, 2023—Green thinkers and dreamers from anywhere within Vanderbilt University Medical Center are encouraged to apply for a Climate Action and Sustainability Pilot Grant from the Department of Radiology. The goal is to support projects and early-stage ideas from any division or department to make the VUMC community greener and more sustainable. Radiology will provide 7...

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Sandler named co-chair of ACR’s Lung Cancer Screening Steering Committee

Mar. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt's Kim Sandler, MD, has been named co-chair of the Lung Cancer Screening Steering Committee for the American College of Radiology.

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